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Ship That Changed the World

As we excavate a 500-year-old wreck, learn the secrets behind history’s great ships.

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Five centuries ago, the Age of Exploration and Europe’s imperial colonization of far-off lands was launched by a revolution in ship design that made long-distance ocean voyages practical. But exactly how this momentous innovation happened eludes historians. Now, the excavation of a rare intact wreck discovered off the coast of Sweden offers vital new clues to a maritime mystery. (Premiered June 2, 2021)

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